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THE SELF-KNOWLEDGE OF THE PUBLICAN

There is no self-knowledge without humility, says Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios. In this homily he explains what self-knowledge is and shows what its fruit is.

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Newtown: Seeking Answers

Why do we blame our heavenly Father for the evils of the world? There is an answer to the “why”, but the answer only applies to believing Christians.

Western “Crusaders” against Orthodox Russia

Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis links the sack of Byzantium to today’s “new Crusaders” of NATO who seek to divide and conquer Orthodox lands and peoples.

The “Inaudible prayers” should be read out loud

What sense does it make for the laity to say “Amen” to prayers not heard? This article is taken from The Heavenly Banquet: Understanding the Divine Liturgy.

Let’s make the “churching prayers” non-offensive

Many faithful might consider the prayers for the mother in the churching service offensive. It’s time we revisit our prayer books and make some changes.

February 1, 2024 by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis
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BELOVED ORTHODOXY

AUDIO: Beloved Orthodoxy is a “pledge of allegiance” to the Orthodox Faith by Monk Joseph Vriennios, set to music by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis.

January 27, 2024 by Orthodox Witness
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Ode of Peace

AUDIO: Looking for Orthodox songs for kids? “Ode of Peace” was composed by Fr. Emmanuel Hatzidakis at Antiochian Village for the campers in 1991.

January 27, 2024 by Orthodox Witness
Audio, For kids, Music, Video

Grant Rest to Your Departed Servant

Why do we pray for the departed? What does “grant rest” mean? How is our prayer related to the Second Coming? by Rev. Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger

An outline of the future world state,
its makings and its makers

Chrysoula Boukouvala exposes the secret societies which are shaping the future world state and shows us how the UN World Days are profoundly anti-Christian.

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THE DREADFUL CORRUPTING OF CHILDREN
WITH PANSEXUALITY

Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus‘ diocese exposes how “elites” are conditioning children to sexual perversions in order to completely manipulate humanity.

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW SOLD OUT HIS BROTHER

Protopresbyter John Diotis presents the Patriarch’s own words which show that he stabbed Metropolitan Onuphry and the canonical Ukranian Church in the back.

PATRIARCH BARTHOLOMEW COVERS UP THE TRUTH

Protopresbyter John Diotis checks Patriarch Bartholomew, showing that the Orthodox Church is indeed bleeding worldwide from his interference in Ukraine.

Patriarch of Constantinople calls for a
“Permanent pan-religion Synod”

See how Patriarch Bartholomew equates the Orthodox Church with secular institutions and is promoting a world pan-religion. By Mr. Dimitrios Lambropoulos.

TODAY’S YOUTH AND ASPIRATIONS

What are aspirations? What is greater than keeping the commandments? What is “the spiritual good life”? What Ancient Greek coined “Be all that you can be”?

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AM I PERHAPS FOOLISH?
THE PARABLE OF THE RICH FOOL

What causes greed? What does “poor in spirit” really mean? What is arrogance of body? How is atheism foolishness? How does one’s wealth turn into bean soup?

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN – THE CHURCH AS INN, INFIRMARY, ARK OF SALVATION

What is the Church? How does the Church heal? Who is in the Church? What makes someone be “in” the Church? Why don’t chanters participate in the Sacraments?

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THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS PSYCHOANALYZED

Today’s gospel passage of the rich man and Lazarus offers us an opportunity to reflect upon our own attitude toward money, God and our fellow human beings.

INTERVIEW WITH BLESSED FR ROMAN BRAGA

Fr. Roman talks about his early years, God and the devil, prayer, the mission of Orthodox Christians in America, his arrests and imprisonment in Pitesti.

October 22, 2023 by Orthodox Witness
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THE PHENOMENON OF DEMONIC POSSESSION

In this homily, Fr. Athanasios draws from the Gospel passage of the demoniac to show us how demonic possession is happening in our days in various forms.

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The usefulness of the parable and its value

How is a parable different from a fable or myth? Why did the Lord use parables? Fr. Athanasios Mitilinaios answers these questions and more in this homily.

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